Big brother was feeling "edgy"

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobcat_ron, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    One of his buckets needed a new Arrow Head cutting edge, this job took the welder 6 hours to do, not bad for a miserable cold day!

    This was cutting edge #2 since the bucket was bought new with the 320CL in 2005:
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  2. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    you guys dont weld ron
     
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    I used too, but it gets expensive to keep up with all the new stuff and welding equipment, and this was just too big for me, I'd do the little stuff, but not this.
     
  4. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    yeah your right better off.. that guy did a real nice weld to
     
  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not too shabby for $1200 service call!
     
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    nice edge!!
     
  7. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That thing will cut like a hot knife though butter now. It will take a little to get used to it I bet.
     
  8. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm not a big fan of those weld on edges though, some people say the bolt on edges stay sharper longer and are cheaper to replace, I must be one of those types.
     
  9. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree. I have a cleanout bucket that has a nonbolt on edge. I would much prefer a bolt on. At least those are reversible and cost less than cutting and welding.
     
  10. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    $1200 geez, we would have just made one ourselves...seriously might have taken a whole day but it would have cost me UNDER $100 to do it my self with the old Arc Welder.
     

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